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Our Co-Pastor


Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him (Job 13:15)…This has been the scripture I have used as my spiritual foundation! God has entrusted me to be a teacher of the Word and empowered me to be a discerner in Spiritual warfare and in deliverance ministry; however, family has always been my first ministry. I am Co-Pastor of Newness of Life Ministries and have been a faithful servant for over 30 years, spanning over three different ministries. I have served in many offices within the Church and continue to spread God’s gospel, encouraging the saints of God to reinforce their personal relationship with the creator. I have been blessed to speak at conferences and events, and continue to stand on God’s Word and, with that I declare, “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” (Psalms 118:17). I continue to hunger and thirst for more of Him. To God Be the Glory!  

Lady Colette has served in most levels of the church since her teenage years and hasn't stopped. She has served God’s people as a youth leader for over 17 years as well as the National YPUW scholarship chair, National Youth Secretary, and local youth president for the Glorious Church of God in Christ.  She is a licensed Minister of the Gospel. Lady Colette is an intercessor and dedicated to travailing in the spirit.

”Lady Colette is the loving wife of Reverend Rodney A. Brown, Sr., the Pastor of Newness of Life Ministries. They have been husband and wife over 28 years. They are the proud parents of three young adults: Rod'slyn Alise Brown, Bridgette Simone Brown, and Rodney Alpheus Brown, Jr. (now married to Zoe Brown) and grandparents to twins Rodney Brown III and Hannah Victoria Brown; Logan and Jermani and Carter Noelle (Bridgette).  Lady Colette was raised in Danville, Virginia where she received her early education.


Lady Colette graduated from Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Organizational Management, a Masters in Theology in Church Leadership from Liberty University and a Doctoral degree from The Empowerment Theological Institute & Bible Seminary. Lady Colette is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Lady Colette has worked for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice for many years as a Program Manager helping to regulate, promulgate, and monitor criminal justice agencies and academies. Lady Colette served as an instructor for the Criminal justice field in the areas of compliance, training requirements, new legislation, and the validation of law enforcement certifications.  She has served on many boards, spoken extensively in the areas of expungement of criminal records and served as a liaison for the Virginia State Police Law Enforcement Academy as well as Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield County Police Academies.  Lady Colette served as the State Certification coordinator for all new law enforcement officers and helped develop training and tracking software that law enforcement agencies use to this day. Lady Colette retired from state government in 2008.


Currently, Colette is the CEO of Reaching Beyond the Walls RVA a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.  Whether it’s feeding families, empowering women, providing scholarships, mentoring leaders, or serving a community in need, Colette’s life purpose is to bring help and hope where they are needed most.

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